Johana Ayers, Managing Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service (FAIS), GAO. In this position, she leads and oversees GAO’s efforts to provide Congress with high-quality forensic audits and investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse; other special investigations; and security and vulnerability assessments. The team also handles fraud, waste, and abuse tips received through GAO’s fraud hotline. FAIS’s work cuts across a diverse array of government programs, such as those administered by the IRS, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Homeland Security.
Gary Cantrell, Deputy Inspector General for Investigations, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General. Since 2012, Gary Cantrell has led the Office of Investigations (OI) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG). Under Mr. Cantrell’s leadership, OI has had record accomplishments with nearly 6,800 criminal and civil actions, more than 18,000 exclusions, and over $21 billion in investigative receivables. Mr. Cantrell coordinates extensively with the Department of Justice and State law enforcement partners to prevent fraud in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Mr. Cantrell also engages extensively with the private sector. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association.
Joah Innotta, Director, Do Not Pay Business Center, U.S. Department of Treasury. Joah G. Iannotta, Ph.D., is the Director of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Do Not Pay Business Center, which is devoted to strengthening the integrity of government-wide payments by detecting, preventing, and stopping improper payments. Prior to becoming the Director, Joah served as Do Not Pay’s Senior Advisor for Data Analytics and Performance Metrics, in which she was responsible for driving innovation in analytics products to solve program-specific improper payment challenges for government agencies. Prior to joining Treasury, Joah was an Assistant Director in the U.S. Government Accountability Office's Forensic Audits and Investigative Service team, where she provided Congress with data-driven forensic audits and investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse. Joah began her career at the National Academy of Sciences. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, Master's degree at Smith College, and received a B.A. from Wesleyan University.
Alanna Lavelle, Senior Principal , MITRE Corporation, supports Program Integrity portfolios. With over 37 years’ experience in this arena, she provides counsel and direction on initiatives to combat fraud, waste and abuse in government programs. Prior to joining MITRE, she spent 10 years as Director of Special Investigations for Anthem BCBS, national investigations. Ms. Lavelle spent 25 years at the FBI prior to that where she managed criminal investigations of complex healthcare fraud involving kickbacks, false claims, medical identity theft, and money laundering. She also served as FBI liaison for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), on Bioterrorism matters. Ms. Lavelle holds an MS in Conflict Management and a BA in International Relations from the University of Minnesota.
Dave Mader, Chief Strategy Officer for Civilian Sector, Deloitte Consulting. David Mader is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for the Civilian Sector of Deloitte Federal Consulting He is the former Controller at OMB. He was nominated by President Obama on May 13,2014 and confirmed by the United States Senate on July 17, 2014. He was designated by the President as Acting Deputy Director for Management for the period June 2015 through November 2015.For two years while at OMB he served as one of the three Federal government Board Members for First Net- the government’s multibillion dollar initiative to establish an integrated nation wide first responder network. Mr. Mader drove the U.S. government wide initiative for the expansion of administrative shared services across the US government over the past two plus years and initiated numerous policy actions that formalized the approach to expanding the use of shared services. During this time he was the Government wide Shared Services Policy Officer . He previously served as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Organization at Booz Allen Hamilton, a position held since 2007. From 2004 and 2007, he was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton focusing on strategy and organization. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Mader was the Managing Director of the Public Sector practice of Sirota Survey Intelligence. Before joining Sirota Survey Intelligence, Mr. Mader held various senior executive positions at the Internal Revenue Service from 1971 to 2003, including Acting Deputy Commissioner, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Modernization and CIO, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, and Chief for Management and Finance. Mr. Mader received a B.S. from Mount St. Mary’s University. He is the recipient of both the Distinguished and Meritorious Presidential Rank Awards, the Treasury Secretary’s Honor Award and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration.
Gordon C. Milbourn III, Payment Integrity Portfolio Leader, The MITRE Corporation. Gordon is a Senior Principal leading MITRE’s government-wide focus on improper payments. His federal career spanned 35 years with various audit organizations, including leading the Offices of Audit at the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and the U.S. Postal Service OIG, where he concentrated on improving efficiency and effectiveness and combating fraud, waste and abuse. He has an accounting degree from the University of Virginia; is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Financial Crime Specialist; and received the David M. Walker Excellence in Government Performance and Accountability Award.
Jonathan Morse, J.D., Acting Director, Center for Program Integrity Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Jonathan Morse is the Acting Center Director at the CMS Center for Program Integrity. CPI leads agency efforts to reduce fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid and CMS private plan programs through data analytics, provider education, investigation, audits, management of provider enrollment processes and numerous pre-payment and post-payment initiatives. In his role as Acting Director, Jonathan leads both policy and operations for all program integrity functions. Previously, Jonathan worked at the White House Office of Management and Budget, working with CMS on Medicare physician payment policy and program integrity issues. Prior to joining CMS in 2015, Jonathan served as a Senior Manager for Deloitte. Jonathan received his B.A. from Union College and his J.D. in Health Law from the University of Maryland.
Linda Miller Director, Fraud Risk and Forensics Practice, Grant Thornton. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Ms. Miller spent 10 years with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), most recently as an Assistant Director with GAO’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Services team. Ms. Miller was the principle author of GAO’s recently issued Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs, which describes leading practices that agency managers can use to develop a strategic, risk-based approach to assessing and mitigating fraud in their programs. Ms. Miller also served on the task force that helped develop the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Fraud Risk Mangement Guide. Ms. Miller holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from The George Washington University and is a former Olympic athlete in the sport of rowing.
William Parente, Health Care Fraud Unit Chief in the Criminal Investigative Division (CID), Federal Bureau of Investigation,William J. Parente is the Health Care Fraud Unit Chief in the Criminal Investigative Division (CID) at FBI Headquarters. From 2013 through 2016, Mr. Parente served as Associate Division Counsel in the Miami Division of the FBI. Prior to this position, Mr. Parente was cross-designated to the Fraud Section, Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) where he served as a Special Trial Attorney from 2012 to 2013. During his DOJ detail, he led a Medicare Fraud Strike Force Team in the Southern District of Florida. From 2009 through 2012, Mr. Parente was a Supervisory Special Agent in CID’s Health Care Fraud Unit and later in the Asset Forfeiture Money Laundering Unit. In 2005, Mr. Parente was promoted to a Special Assistant United States Attorney position and served in the Southern District of Florida focusing on FBI led Health Care Fraud prosecutions to include several jury trials. Mr. Parente entered on duty as an FBI Special Agent on September 10, 1999, and upon completion of his Agent training, he was assigned to the FBI Miami Division where he focused on Health Care Fraud investigations.
Prior to his FBI service, Mr. Parente practiced law in Philadelphia, PA. He earned BA and MA degrees from the University of Scranton and subsequently JD and LLM degrees from Temple School of Law
Louis Saccoccio, CEO, National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association. Lou Saccoccio serves as the CEO of the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA). Established in 1985 as a private-public partnership, NHCAA is the leading national organization focused exclusively on combating health care fraud and abuse. Its members comprise more than 90 of the nation’s most prominent private health insurers joined together with nearly 140 federal, state and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies which participate in NHCAA as law enforcement liaisons. Lou began his service as the chief staff executive of NHCAA in January, 2005.
Lou’s background includes legal, operational and business management expertise. Prior to joining NHCAA, he served as General Counsel and subsequently Senior Vice President of Professional Services at America’s Health Insurance Plans (formerly the American Association of Health Plans). Prior to that, Lou practiced law in Washington, DC, specializing in health care law. He also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. His Navy experience includes eight years of service as a JAG lawyer, including tours as an appellate counsel handling national security cases and as the Legal Officer of the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Harvard Law School.
Jeffrey Schramek, Assistant Commissioner for Debt Services Management, Department of Treasury. Mr. Schramek is currently serving as the Deputy Commissioner (Acting) for Financial Services and Operations. Prior to serving as the Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Jeffrey Schramek served as the Assistant Commissioner for Debt Management Services (DMS), Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service), U.S. Department of the Treasury. Mr. Schramek directed a staff of more than 400 people in four locations and was responsible for the oversight of a number of support organizations including three Federal Reserve Banks (fiscal agents) and a financial institution (financial agent). Mr. Schramek was responsible for identifying and preventing improper payments through the Do Not Pay program, efficient receivables management through the Centralized Receivables Service Program, and delinquent debt collection through the Treasury Offset Program and Cross-Servicing Program on behalf of Federal and state agencies
Tammy L. Whitcomb, Acting Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service . Tammy L. Whitcomb was appointed as the Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General in February 2016. Ms. Whitcomb has served as the Deputy Inspector General since November 2011, and years prior, Tammy served as the Assistant Inspector General for Audit and Audit Director. Tammy started her government career at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Inspection Service, and transitioned with them as a part of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). During her career at TIGTA, she was an Audit Manager in Dallas, TX for several years before coming to Washington D.C. as the Director of the Office of Management and Policy.
Monte Zaben, Principal, Deloitte. Monte Zaben is a Principal in the Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory practice based in Rosslyn, Virginia. Monte leads Deloitte’s Federal practice Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Improper Payments initiative, helping agencies prevent, detect, mitigate, and investigate fraudulent or wasteful acts. Monte draws on 15+ years of public company audit experience to bring commercial fraud detection and prevention techniques to Deloitte’s Federal clients.
Monte is the Lead Client Service Principal for the US Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Education, and previously served the same role for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). Monte also leads teams that deliver internal business process reengineering, quality assurance, information technology, and portfolio analytical services to the banking and securities marketplace. Monte is a recognized leader in the Federal mortgage space with over ten years of experience and provides clients with insights related to loan origination and servicing fraud, and the analytical techniques needed to uncover indicators of fraudulent activities within large loan portfolios.
Prior to Deloitte, Monte spent 12 years as a US Marine Corps Officer, in addition to four years as a contract Project Manager and Program Director for NASA (Goddard Space Flight Center), the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).